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Growth Observational Study

This study was a multicenter, prospective cohort study to define postnatal longitudinal growth for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The objectives were: 1) to develop postnatal growth curves for VLBW preterm infants that would permit an assessment of growth velocity; 2) to relate growth velocity and nutritional practices (duration of parenteral nutrition, age at first enteral feeding, and age at full enteral feeding); 3) to compare growth velocity in infants who are small-for-gestational age (SGA) with infants who are appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA); and 4) to relate growth velocity to several common, major morbidities, including chronic lung disease (CLD), nosocomial infection (or late-onset infection) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). These growth data may be useful in identifying preterm infants who are growing slowly despite current nutritional support and in designing and performing clinical trials of nutritional interventions.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

NICHD Neonatal Research Network

Collaborator: National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Stanford Investigator(s):




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Infants with birth weights between 501 to 1500g who were inborn or admitted at 24
   hours of age or less

   - Survived >7 days (168 hours)

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Major congenital anomalies

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - 24 Hours

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting